Vintage Toy Buys for 05-11-2020

Buys of the Week

Star Wars Vintage Sealed Action Figures

When choosing “where can I sell my toys” a lot of people choose us this past week. Enjoy a few of the collections we bought this past week.


Sell Star Wars Toys

Star Wars Millennium Falcon

We seem to always get a few great Star Wars collections each week. Kenner produced Star Wars action figures, based on the original Star Wars trilogy. Kenner made over 100 action figures as well as ships, vehicles, and playsets. These toys were originally sold from 1977 to 1985.


Selling G.I. Joe Action Figures

Gi Joe Vintage Hasbro Action Figures

Like Star Wars this week was generous to us for G.I. Joe figures and vehicles. 1982 saw the relaunch of the G.I. Joe’s line of action figures by Hasbro. Supporting that relaunch was a great cartoon and comic book. Switching from the 12” to a 3 ¾” scale for the relaunch of the figures was a great idea. This allowed for a variety of scaled vehicles, ships, and playsets.


Sell He-Man Masters of the Universe

He-Man Masters of the Universe Castle Greyskull

We always have a good selection of He-man figures, due to their popularity in the 1980’s. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe first debuted in 1982. Mattel launched with the two main factions led by He-Man and Skeletor. They are supported by a vast array of action figures, beasts, vehicles, ships, and playsets.


Selling Thundercats Toys

Thundercats Vintage LJN Action Figures

Seemingly more popular now than then, or Thundercats just seem to be in short supply. LJN released the Thundercats action figures in 1985 accompanied by the cartoon. These action figures featured a fictional group of cat-like humanoids (the good guys) and an amalgamation of bad guy beasts.


Sell Dino Riders Toys

Dino Riders Tyco Action Figures

One of my favorites are the Dino Riders. Dino Riders are prehistoric style toys that were manufactured by Tyco in 1987. This toy line focused on the battle between the good Valorians and the evil Rulon Alliance. There were several different sub-series that were eventually launched including the Commandos, Ice Age – Dinosaurs, and Ice Age – Humans.


Sell M.A.S.K. Action Figures

Mask Kenner Action Figures

Got a couple of clean collections of M.A.S.K. toys. The M.A.S.K. toy line ran for 4 years starting in 1985. The vehicles had hidden gimmicks designed to come out when combat ensued. Most vehicles came with one or more drivers, and their masks had special abilities. This was a fight between an underground task force M.A.S.K. and the criminal organization V.E.N.O.M.


Selling Shogun Warriors Collectible Toys

Shogun Warriors Mattel Action Figures

Some of the best toys sold for USA distribution. The Shogun Warriors were large metal toys released by Mattel in 1978. These diecast action figures were from a series of imported Japanese. They came in a variety of sizes and represented multiple toy lines, even Godzilla.


Sell Starcom Vehicles

Starcom Coleco Action Figures

Although a bit small in scale, they are some of the most clever toys ever made. Starcom: The U.S. Space Force is a 1987 animated TV series and toy line. The motorized toys were manufactured by Coleco. The best feature of Starcom toys was its magna lock technology. The action figures had tiny magnets inside their feet. These magnets allowed them to stand on their vehicles, ships, and bases.


Selling Godaikin Robots

Godaikin Bandai Action Figures

The only toy line better than Shogun Warriors was Godaikin. Bandai released the Godaikin action figure line in 1982 after Mattel had previously tried to release Popy figures as Shogun Warriors in the late 1970s. Popy selected some of their most popular Chogokin figures for Bandai to release in 1982. The only problem was the price. Some were $75 in 1982 making them very expensive, but they are very high-quality toys.


Selling Indiana Jones Action Figures

Indiana Jones Kenner Action Figures

A tough to find line toy line at the time, due to the figures coming out well after the first movie. We’re buying all Indiana Jones action figures and toys. Indiana Jones follows the adventures of Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones, Jr. a professor of archaeology. These very popular action figures produced by Kenner were sold from 1981-1989. The series began in 1981 with the release of Raiders of the Lost Ark.


Sell Silverhawks Toys

Silverhawks Telepix Vehicles

Another set we don’t see too often. In 1987, Kenner released the Silverhawks action figures along with the cartoon. Each figure had a companion and each character had an action or gimmick. The second series of figures are very hard to find.


Selling Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Collectible Toys

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons LJN Action Figures

The Advanced Dungeons and Dragons initial series were one of the largest made in the 1980’s. The action figures originated from the popular role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. That first series of action figures was launched in 1982 by LJN. There were more than 45 unique figures released.


Sell Go-Bots Robot Toys

GoBots Tail Pipe Action Figure

Transformers, before Transformers. Small and quite affordable little robots. Quite plentiful today. Gobots are a robot toy line, produced by Tonka in 1983. Gobots toys were based on figures produced by Popy of Japan, although Tonka decided to make these sentient robots. The robot figures transform into a mixture of generic (unbranded) and specific (branded) vehicles.


Sell Voltron Action Figures

Voltron Panosh Place Action Figure

Voltron: Defender of the Universe animated TV show was introduced in 1984 along with the great Voltron toys. The Voltron: Defender of the Universe toys we know came from two principal toys. The Go-Lion made up of 5 robot lions and Dairugger made up of 15 vehicles. These toys initially were made by Matchbox and later by Panosh Place. Panosh Place took the line in a different direction and expanded it greatly.


Sell the Real Ghostbusters Toys

Ghostbusters Kenner Action Figures

The only toy line made by 3 companies, Tyco, Filmation, and Kenner. The only ones ever being found (in large measure) are made by Kenner. The Real Ghostbusters action figures created by Kenner Toys were sold from 1986-1991. The line focused primarily on the toys from the animated cartoon series.


Sell Sectaurs Toys

Sectaurs Coleco Action Figure

A great sturdy toy line always in short supply today. Sectaurs were a line of action figures and hand puppet insects produced by Coleco in 1984.


Sell Wheeled Warriors Vehicles

Wheeled Warriors Mattel Battle Base

An innovation line made by Mattel the Wheeled Warriors was a small 13-item toy line originating in 1985. Launched with support from the cartoon, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors. The Wheeled Warriors toys were made of parts that allowed them to be exchanged with all the other figures. Making the Wheeled Warriors 100% customizable.


Sell Toys

Thundercats Tongue a Saurus LJN

At Wheeljack’s Lab, we are both vintage toy buyers and vintage toy sellers. We currently have over 4,000 vintage toys for sale.


1980’s Prototype Toys

paintmaster hardcopy prototype Spiral Zone
Duchess Dire paintmaster hardcopy prototype from the Spiral Zone Tonka action figure line.

If you like prototype toys we recently received a massive vintage prototype collection. This collection will be for sale within the next 2 weeks. The collection is from a Tonka Toys Executive who worked in the design department. We have Prototypes from many toy lines that were never released. We have prototype toys from all Tonka toy lines in all phases of toy pre-production.


Collectible Toy Buyers

Thundercats LJN Sealed Action Figures

If you’re looking to sell toys Wheeljack’s Lab is a collectible toy buyer. We would love to buy your old toy collection. Wheeljack’s Lab has been buying and selling toys for three decades. We offer immediate communications, advance payment, and prepaid shipping. If the collection warrants, we will even pick up your collection! Quotes are given the same day. We will be certain to give your used toys new homes with people who greatly appreciate them as much you did. Sell toys.


Author: Chris Ingledue

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Bio: I’m the founder and owner of Wheeljack’s Lab. My vision has always been to reunite customers with their favorite childhood toys, triggering fond memories, and reigniting their imaginations. Every day I work in the “lab” where it’s Christmas 365 days a year; scouring the internet – like we did the Sears Catalog of yesteryear – for the next great treasure, awaiting the arrival of the postman as if he was Santa Claus himself and helping collectors worldwide with their own versions of Christmas. Every day as a vintage toy buyer is an absolute joy!

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